Helvecio da Silva

Helvecio da Silva

Graphic and web designer, I use Joomla since 2005. Currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I run my own design studio - HLVC Design - as a consultant in web and graphic design, Joomla, Wordpress, Online Social Media and Online Marketing. Passionate about my work and Joomla, I'm always eager to find more and more about the system and share my knowledge with the community. Visit my profile at http://volunteers.joomla.org/joomlers/helvecio-da-silva
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Designer Gráfico e Web, uso Joomla desde 2005. Atualmente baseado no Rio de Janeiro, trabalho em meu próprio estúdio - HLVC Design - onde atuo como designer para web e gráfico, consultor em Joomla, Wordpress, Midias Sociais e Marketing Online. Minha paixão em aprender me leva a sempre conhecer mais a fundo o sistema e a compartilhar o que sei com a comunidade. Visite meu perfil em http://volunteers.joomla.org/joomlers/helvecio-da-silva

These are times of change. The Joomla Community Magazine is moving forward. And to accomplish that, we needed to know the thoughts of the people who are part of this great community. In June we released the JCM Survey 2016. We got great feedback and some surprises. And now is the time to share these thoughts with everyone.
Hello, Community! You must be aware the Joomla Community Magazine is going through changes. For starters, this is the first issue published after the upgrade to version 3.6.x. And there is a lot more to come! For starters, we want to hear the voice of the Community to guide us in our next steps.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:44

Joomla Community Magazine turns Six

In July the birthday of the Joomla Community Magazine is celebrated. In 2016 JCM is turning 6! People from all the corners is invited to celebrate this date. Care to join us?
Em 2016 o Projeto Joomla está mais uma vez presente no Google Summer of Code. A JCM conversou com Ana Barcellos, brasileira que faz parte da Equipe Joomla GSoC como Líder Assistente.
Thursday, 05 May 2016 16:43

Joomla no Google Summer of Code

Você já conhece o Google Summer of Code? Este é um programa global que começou em 2005. O objetivo do programa é estimular estudantes de nível superior em contribuir com projetos de código aberto (open source). Em 2016 o Projeto Joomla está mais uma vez presente com um time de participantes de várias partes do mundo. Além da ótima oportunidade de contribuir para um dos CMSs mais utilizados no mercado e receber por isso, o estudantes tem a oportunidade de ter um grande aprendizado, ao mesmo tempo que abrem portas no mercado de trabalho internacional.
Thursday, 05 May 2016 07:33

Interview: Puneet Kala - GSoC Team

Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students work with an open source organization on a 3 month programming project during their break from school. This year, the Joomla Project is once again present and JCM talked to Puneet Kala, who is leading the group through this exciting moment.
A Revista da Comunidade Joomla é o maior repositório de informações gerais sobre o Joomla. Aqui encontramos um conteúdo valioso, geralmente em inglês. Às vezes, alguns voluntários separam um tempo para traduzir alguns desses artigos em sua própria língua. Nesse artigo vou apresentar alguma dicas e truques para ajudar os tradutores melhorar seus trabalhos.
The international Joomla Community Magazine is a major repository of knowledge about Joomla. It holds valuable content, generally in english. Every now and then, some contributors take the time to translate these articles into their native languages. In this article I present some tips and tricks for translators to help them improve their contribution.
Thursday, 03 March 2016 23:14

JCM: Looking Into The Future

The Joomla Community Magazine (JCM) is starting to undergo some changes. Since its re-launch in 2010, JCM has been helping to tell the story of how far the Joomla Community has come.
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 21:00

Joomler in Focus: Marco Richter

Joomler in Focus is a new collumn in Joomla! Community Magazine where volunteers who contribute to the Joomla! Project will be introduced to our readers. We expect to show some of the faces from Joomla around the world who make Joomla happen each and everyday. Our first guest is Marco Richter. Enjoy his interview!
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Joomla Community: This is YOUR Magazine!

In 2012 I had the opportunity to attend the very first Joomla World Conference in San Jose, California. I hardly knew anyone in the International Community at the time. I was thrilled, anxious and eager to absorb as much information as I could. At one point, I entered a room where two ladies were sitting at a table. Their presentation was named "Everything You Wanted To Know About the JCM". Dianne Henning and Alice Grevet gave us a great lesson on what being a volunteer in an Open Source project like Joomla and the Community Magazine can be. By the time they finished I was absolutely inspired! I walked towards them and offered to create illustrations for the magazine, or even write articles, something I love to do. At that moment, my life changed forever. And I hardly knew what lay ahead of me...
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

Creating Landing Pages with Joomla

Landing Pages, essentially are any page a visitor enters a site. In Digital Marketing the term is used to describe a page with specific features, apart from the rest of the site. Its goal is to attract the visitor’s attention to engage in a desired action
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Personal Branding with Joomla

I believe that one of the most asked questions for us designers (including myself) is: what can I do to win new customers? Developing your Personal Brand is a way to open yourself to possibilities of generating new contacts and business opportunities.
The JCM interviewed Sarah Watz, the current president of Open Source Matters about Joomla's 10th Birthday, and what it means to the Joomla Community. Let the celebration begin!
Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:00

So, You Want to Be a Leader!

This quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower touched me in a special way: Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because s/he wants to do it. Leadership is about setting an example on how to do the right things. And show others how to do it by giving direction and inspiration.
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Is This Love That I’m Feeling?

Back when Joomla was released I started to benefit from its features. My career took a new turn and I can say that my life changed because of Joomla. For sometime I thought I was in Love with Joomla. Only recently have I understood what that feeling really is.
Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:00

Public Intro, Restricted Article

There are times when the project of a site calls for the introduction of texts to be visible by general audiences, but if the visitor wants to see the full article, s/he must log in to the system. The full content is blocked and only after the visitor creates or is granted an access account will s/he be able enjoy the full content of the article.
Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00

Fora da Caixa: Joomla! na PHP Worldconference

Estamos acostumados a ver todos os membros da comunidade Joomla! indo apenas a eventos Joomla. Isso está mudando. David Hurley e Michael Babker estarão representando Joomla em um evento global, a Conferência Mundial PHP que acontecerá em meados de novembro. Eles não só estarão representando o Joomla, como também vão buscar atrair novos membros para a comunidade. Isso vale uma entrevista.
Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00

Joomla Day Cidade do México 2014

Essa foi a terceira vez que aconteceu o Joomla Day Cidade do México nos dias 17 e 18 de julho. O evento de dois dias foi organizado pela JUG Ciudade de México. Posso resumir assim o #JDayMX14: participativo, internacional e com muitas caras novas!
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Hora de trabalhar!

Quando aterrisei em Frankfurt, não sabia bem o que esperar. Essa viagem foi a primeira vez de várias coisas: minha primeira vez na Europa, minha primeira vez na Alemanha - um país que queria visitar há anos - e minha primeira vez em um J and Beyond.
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Time to get to WORK!

When I landed at Frankfurt airport, I was not sure what to expect. That was a first time in many levels for me: my first time in Europe, my first time in Germany (which I longed to visit for decades) and my first time at a J and Beyond.
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Tracking the Trends of Joomla

A couple of days ago I came across yet another article announcing the decline of Joomla and the ascension of WordPress. As an admirer of the author's past work and presentations, at first I expected this would be some kind of fun article. I was astonished to read a serious article, where WordPress, Wix, Orkut, Facebook, journalists, and digital media agencies were cited as an anticipation of Joomla's demise.
A versão 1.5 do Joomla já não é mais suportada pelo projeto há algum tempo. Você ainda pode continuar usando essa versão, mas atualizações de segurança não serão mais disponibilizados. Além disso, tanto as versões 2 e 3 tem novos recursos e melhorias que deixam a 1.5 com um ar de ultrapassada, e é possível notar como o Joomla evolui nos últimos tempos.
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00

Separe esse dia!

Chegou a hora. Aquela hora do ano quando se começa a organizar a agenda e planejar eventos. Sim, deveria ter começado em 1º de janeiro, bem no começo do ano. Provavelmente teve a intenção de em 2014 estar no controle de suas tarefas, projetos e agenda. Agora, e você mal teve tempo de respirar, já é fevereiro. Não posso dizer como acontece mas é sempre a mesma coisa - e acabou de acontecer mais uma vez. Mas não se preocupe e não desista de suas metas. Nunca é tarde para começar a planejar. O que quer dizer que agora é o melhor momento para se falar de uma oportunidade importante.
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Resoluções de Ano Novo inspiradas em Joomla

Ao contrário daquelas resoluções de Ano Novo que muitos de nós fazemos mas não levamos adiante, como emagrecer alguns quilinhos, comer comida saudável e trabalhar um pouco menos, pensei em algumas resoluções inspiradas em Joomla que são FÁCEIS de cumprir.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 22:00

Chamada para inclusão de novos na CLT

A Equipe de Lideranças da Comunidade (CLT) Joomla! está em processo de convidar novos membros para fazerem parte do time. As indicações terminam em 10 de dezembro de 2013, por isso, se você quiser se juntar a CLT, convidamos a ler o artigo a seguir e preencher o formulário.
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Sim, bebê, eu fui pra Harvard!

Quando cheguei ao edifício da Escola Médica de Harvard para a JWC'13, para um instante para olhar em volta. Em novembro de 2012 fui para San Jose na Califórnia para a primeira Joomla World Conference. Lá, ampliei minha compreensão do que é uma comunidade open source e me envolvi com a Comunidade Joomla, presentando serviço voluntário como ilustrador da Joomla Community Magazine. Após algum tempo comecei a me perguntar: o que fazer agora? Em Boston, fui buscar algumas respostas.
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Yeah Baby, I Went to Harvard!

When I arrived at the Harvard Medical School building for the Joomla! World Conference 2013, I took a moment to look around. In November 2012 I went to San Jose, CA, to attend the very first JWC. There, I expanded my understanding about what the Open Source community is all about, and I got involved in the Joomla community as an illustrator for the Joomla! Community Magazine. After a while I started to wonder: what's next? I went to the second Joomla! World Conference in Boston looking for an answer...
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Cenário da Indústria Joomleira no Brasil

Diante de um rico cenário, a plataforma Joomla apresenta um crescimento considerável no Brasil, o número de admiradores e usuários está aumentando e o CMS ganha cada vez mais maior visibilidade. Não se tem dúvidas quanto ao crescimento da comunidade, mas qual seria o perfil real desses usuários e da comunidade ativa no Brasil? Com o intuito de mapear esses dados, Rogério Costa (@matofino), publicitário, atuante no mercado de Internet Marketing desde 2009 e facilitador de cursos da plataforma Joomla, reuniu esforços para atingir esse o objetivo e apresentar um visão geral sobre o perfil da indústria Joomleira no Brasil.
Monday, 01 July 2013 00:00

Joomla Industry Scenario in Brazil

Rogério Costa (@matofino) created and carried out an initial exploratory research with approximately 30 specific questions about the use of Joomla. The issues covered important points, and among them we can mention: technical questions, learning, information exchange in the community, type of clients and services, prices, etc. The research was conducted in January and February of 2012, and involved the participation of 170 users in 21 states of Brazil. With the results we have the first map about the Joomla industry which can be analyzed from several aspects.
Saturday, 01 June 2013 00:00

A Word from the Community

In June I will be in São Paulo, Brazil, the largest city in South America. During an event called The e-Show, I will be making a presentation about how the community is important to Joomla! I sent out a request for a video where people would state their names, occupation and proudly say: "I AM JOOMLA!". 
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Are You Joomla?

In June I will be making a presentation in the biggest city of Brazil: São Paulo. I will introduce to people what Joomla is all about and I want them to know that "Joomla is People!". And for that, I'm reaching out to the community for help.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 20:28

Joomla! é as Pessoas

Quando descobri os CMSs, há alguns anos atrás, vi uma ferramenta que me ajudaria a expandir meu cardápio de serviços como designer. Depois de todos esses anos, sinto como se tivesse passado por uma mudança radical na minha vida e agradeço a essa comunidade de pessoas de todos os cantos do mundo, que trabalham juntos em diversas áreas para manter Joomla vivo.
Sunday, 31 March 2013 21:00

Joomla! is the People

When I first discovered a CMS, years ago, I saw a tool that would help me broaden my menu of services as a designer. After all these years, I feel as if I have gone through a life changing experience and I thank a thriving community of people from different parts of the world who work together, in diferent areas, to keep Joomla alive.
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

Have You Browsed Joomla.org Lately?

One of the presentations I was most interested in during the Joomla World Conference 2012 was Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the JCM (But Were Afraid to Ask) by Alice Grevet and Dianne Henning. They promoted the magazine and how it can be an asset for people with different interests related to Joomla! It made me wonder, how much of Joomla.org is still invisible to the vast majority.
Monday, 31 December 2012 22:00

The Joomla Translation Experience

The International Translation Team members are a bit anonymous. They are all great contributors, but not really recognizable in the community. We want to change that! Let’s tell the Joomla Community who they are and share their experiences and expectations with the world!  
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

My Joomla Timeline

Some years ago I started using Mambo simply as a tool to help me provide a better service for my clients. After coming back from the very first Joomla World Conference I decided to look back and realized I've come a long way, baby!